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Alumnae Theatre Company



Long before there was a Toronto theatre scene, there was the University Alumnae Dramatic Club. Founded in 1919 by women graduates of the University of Toronto, at a time when Torontonians had little opportunity to see theatre of any kind, the club staged premieres of such plays as Beckett’s Waiting for Godot, T.S. Eliot’s The Family Reunion, Ionesco’s The Lesson, Pinter’s The Caretaker and Vaclav Havel’s Largo Desolato.

Some of the club’s more recent “firsts” include The Art of Dining by Tina Howe, The Love of the Nightingale by Timberlake Wertenbaker, and Thirteen Hands by Carol Shields.

No longer affiliated with the University, Alumnae’s membership has broadened to include the whole spectrum of Toronto’s communities. But it continues its original mandate to present the best in classic and contemporary plays and provide opportunities for all women in theatre. Over the years, many Canadian theatre artists have honed their skills on our stages, including Martin Hunter, R. H. Thomson, Molly Thom, Drew Carnwath, Shirley Barrie, Kelly Thornton, Mallory Gilbert, Sue Miner and Richard Easton.

Today, Alumnae’s home is the old Firehall No. 4 on Berkeley Street. Built in 1900, this handsome building was renovated and restored by the Alumnae in 1972, and contains a fully equipped main stage and an intimate studio theatre, as well as a workshop, a well-stocked wardrobe, backstage and lobby space, and a benign ghost.




Alumnae Mainspace Theatre

Produced by Alumnae Theatre Company

The Clean House April 7th, 2017 – April 22nd, 2017
Stepping Out January 22nd, 2016 – February 6th, 2016
I Am Marguerite April 10th, 2015 – April 25th, 2015
The Killdeer April 12th, 2013 – April 27th, 2013
A Woman of No Importance January 25th, 2013 – February 9th, 2013
The Trojan Women January 20th, 2012 – February 4th, 2012
After Mrs. Rochester September 23rd, 2011 – October 8th, 2011
After Magritte & The Real Inspector Hound January 21st, 2011 – February 5th, 2011
You Are Here September 24th, 2010 – October 9th, 2010
Palace of the End November 12th, 2009 – November 28th, 2009
Closer April 17th, 2009 – May 2nd, 2009
Pride & Prejudice January 16th, 2009 – January 31st, 2009
Talking Heads November 14th, 2008 – July 29th, 2008
Wit September 26th, 2008 – October 11th, 2008
Daughter of the House April 18th, 2008 – May 3rd, 2008
Private Lives January 18th, 2008 – February 2nd, 2008
The Memory of Water September 28th, 2007 – October 13th, 2007
Lady Windermere’s Fan January 19th, 2007 – February 3rd, 2007

Presented by Alumnae Theatre Company

The Creases in My Sari November 9th, 2016 – November 13th, 2016